So I got this crazy idea earlier today, after knowing about Jurina’s admittance to the hospital.
The basic idea is to send her “welcome back” messages once she’s discharged from the hospital. I originally thought of “get well soon” messages, but we wouldn’t want to put any more pressure on her would we? (And anyway they’ll probably ban her from reading any fan letters while at the hospital)
So, what I ask of you fellow Jurina-oshis (or anyone who’s been worried about her condition and wants to show support really) is to write down the message I mention at the bottom in your own mother language (not English, unless English is your first language of course, since we want this to be as international as possible) as neatly as possible on a tidy piece of paper (which you can decorate cutely if you want but don’t overdo it please) and take a picture of it beside something that represents your nationality (Merlion, Statue of Liberty, even beside a plate of some famous cuisine in your country). Then send it to me (more details at the bottom).
WARNING: Do NOT take a picture of yourself. The point of this project is to show support as a group of fans from all around the globe. I don’t want people using this to advertise themselves. If you do take a picture of yourself (no matter how pretty/handsome) then I won’t add your photo to the collection. Or if I’m in a good mood, I’ll just crop you out of the picture instead.
I’ll only accept photos until the 10th (Tuesday) 05:00 GMT. You’ll notice that’s not much time, but we have no idea when she’ll be discharged, and the package will take time to arrive to Japan so I have to get it ready as soon as possible. Then I’ll print them all, bundle them in a nice booklet and send that off to the usual fanmail address. I’m willing to take on all the costs involved in this project, but if you’d like to offer a helping hand, do mention so in the email with the picture and I’ll reply with my paypal email address.
The message I’d like you to write:
We’ve been waiting for you. Welcome back, Jurina. Okaeri.
“Okaeri” is to be left in Japanese, whether you write it in Kanji, Hiragana or Romanji is up to you really, but I figured it would be nice if everyone showed some Japanese in their messages. And please, make sure the writing is clear (I’ll be checking everything written, so yeah…)
In case you got lost somewhere along the way, here’s a summary:
1, Write the message quoted above neatly on a piece of paper in your mother language (again, “Okaeri” is to be left in Japanese).
2, Take a picture of that message beside anything that represents your country/nationality (DO NOT take a picture of yourself).
3, Send it to: re[DOT]hikari[AT]gmail[DOT]com with the subject “Get well soon Juritan”
Once we reach the deadline date, I’ll go to a pro photographer and ask for a nice wrapping of the whole thing. It will be sent off the day we know she has been discharged from the hospital (as long as it’s not a Saturday afternoon or Sunday of course).
Don’t be shy (or lazy). Please send those pictures (I’ll keep everything anonymous of course) and help spread the word of this project around the net too. Let’s show Jurina that she’s had people wishing for her recovery from all around the globe. I hope it’ll at least put a smile on her face when she sees it =)
P.S. If you don’t want to send the photo by email, you can try DM-ing me on Twitter, or sending me a PM on Stage48 or Everyday48